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Scottish BrewDog Brewing opening first bar in Cincinnati

Company hopes be open by next summer
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Posted at 5:32 PM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 11:22:40-04

CINCINNATI -- For a lot of people, few things go better together than an afternoon enjoying a craft beer with a dog by their side.

That is what visitors get when Scotland-based BrewDog Brewing opens its first Cincinnati craft beer bar at 316 Reading Road in Pendleton next summer. Puppies will be more than welcome.

BrewDog USA CEO Tanisha Robinson confirmed in an email that the brewery, which sports 46 locations around the world, plans to occupy the 8,500-square-foot building near Jack Casino.

"Ohio is the center of the universe for BrewDog, and Cincinnati was a natural choice for our fourth stateside bar," Robinson said in the email. "The Queen City already has such an amazing craft beer scene, and we'll only make it stronger."

Once remodeling work is complete, the location will include two mezzanine bars and an outdoor patio.

The bar will include 25 taps that feature half BrewDog brews and half Cincinnati craft beers. The bar will also serve food such as tacos, burgers, sandwiches, grilled cheese and rotating seasonal items.

The three bars BrewDog previously opened in the United States are located in or near Columbus.

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In August, the company opened The DogHouse, the U.S.'s first beer hotel and working brewery at 96 Gender Road, just outside Ohio's state capital. Guests staying at the hotel can smell beer brewing and enjoy a menu of food-and-beer pairings. Each hotel room also has its own draft beer tap and built-in shower fridge.

Founders James Watt and Martin Dickie opened the first BrewDog in Frasenburgh, Scotland in 2007, according to the company's website. Within two years, BrewDog became Scotland's biggest independent brewery and began exporting its beer to the U.S., Sweden and Japan.

The brewery opened its first craft beer bar in 2011 and experienced explosive growth since then.

"We're in it for the long haul, Cincy," Robinson wrote. "See you soon."